Student Financial Aid Programs

Arnold Trejo, Executive Director
Memorial Student Union Room 132
361-593-3911
Email: financial.aid@tamuk.edu 

The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students in obtaining financial assistance through a variety of federal, state, institutional and private sources in order to supplement their own contribution to a college education. The financial gap between the cost of an education and monies available from the family can be complemented by grants, loans, scholarships and/or student employment. The office updates the types of aid available annually.

Please visit the Financial Aid Webpage for current policies, procedures, and requirements.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Time is a very critical part when applying for financial aid. The following institutional priority deadlines indicate the date financial aid applications must be completed to insure maximum grant eligibility:

Semester Date
Fall/Spring March 15
Spring only November 1
Summer Sessions May 1

Steps in Applying for Financial Aid

Application process

  1. A student must be admitted into a degree-seeking program to be eligible for financial aid. An application for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville can be completed online at: ApplyTexas.org website.
  2. Apply for a student and parent FSA PIN number online at The FSA ID webpage. Your FSA ID will allow you to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and access your application.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must list Texas A&M University-Kingsville as one of the college/university choices in the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid at this university. Our School Code is 003639. Completion of the FAFSA requires certain financial information including the student's and/or parent's income tax return. Those who do not file a tax return must use proper income or benefit sources to complete it. These include child support and other untaxed income or benefits. It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed at FASFA Website.
  4. The Processing Center will return an acknowledgment to the student that a Student Aid Report (SAR) has been produced and is ready for review. This acknowledgment should be kept for personal records.
  5. The Office of Student Financial Aid will retrieve an electronic version of the Student Aid Report. If any additional information is required, an email notification will be sent to students outlining the requested documents.

Financial Aid Process

  1. Once the application process is completed, the Office of Student Financial Aid Services will prepare a financial aid package to help meet the student’s financial need. The amount of the financial aid awarded is dependent on the student’s enrollment status. The aid award will be disbursed each semester.
  2. The school will first use the aid to pay tuition and fee charges and room and board. Any remainder will be disbursed to the student either through BankMobile.
  3. Funds from grants and scholarships will be readily available, but loans require an additional steps to be completed at Studentloans.gov.
  4. Work-study is awarded to those students who meet the priority deadline, but the individual student must find a position in order to receive the funds. Work-study funds are disbursed as they are earned.
  5. It is the responsibility of the student to have other resources available should the financial assistance not cover the total educational expenses.

General Information

Applicants must be accepted for admission, pre-registered for classes and have all financial aid documents completed and on file before financial aid funds can be disbursed.

Students must reapply each year for financial aid and scholarships. Applicants must maintain satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for financial aid. Students must complete a separate Summer Application to be considered for summer financial aid.

Awards are subject to revision based on academic or enrollment status.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services at (361) 593-3911

Office of Student Financial Aid, MSC 115
Kingsville, Texas 78363

email: financial.aid@tamuk.edu; Financial Aid Webpage.